Artist Statement

“Beyond the Pleasure Principle”
  • Chris Nelson
Part of the Radical Theologies and Philosophies book series (RADT)


Chris Nelson painted the image, “Beyond the Pleasure Principle,” that is on the cover of this book. In this statement, Nelson explains his relationship to and investments in Radical Theology. He describes his experience of being transformed by reading the work of Jacques Lacan. He describes his own abstract art as a kind of radical theological expression of lack.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chris Nelson
    • 1
  1. 1.IndependentNashvilleUSA

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